Kuthiramalika Palace Museum at East Fort

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum or Puthenmalika Palace Museum is a beautiful two-storeyed palace situated near the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Also known as horse palace it houses numerous artefacts. The unique Navarathri Mandapam in front of the palace, a venue for concerts, uses traditional sound reflectors comprising of 50 clay pots hung upside down from the ceiling, creating an effect that outdoes even modern acoustic systems.

This palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma - the King of Travancore, who was a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman. This rare specimen of workmanship, in the traditional Travancore style of architecture has exquisite wood carvings. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family.

Visiting hours: 0830 - 1300 hrs & 1500 - 1730 hrs. Closed on Mondays

Contact details:
Ph: +91 471 2473952

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 1 km  
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 6 km

Location

Lattitude:8.482517, Longitude: 76.945515

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